My Cleft Timelines
The story of all medical procedures from start to finish: initial operations, grommets, braces/orthodontics, wisdom teeth, jaw surgery to my nose and lip reconstruction.
This timeline shows my personal experiences. I have always tried to understand my treatment as much as possible, so I hope this can provide a good idea of what to expect if you're considering similar treatment, or are interested in learning about some common (and uncommon) cleft treatment options.
Smile Train is an amazing charity that empowers local medical professionals to provide completely free cleft treatment to children around the world. Having been born with a cleft myself, working for this incredible charity has been a dream come true.
This timeline shows how I got myself to Smile Train after finishing my degree and some of my highlights working with such a wonderful team.